Christopher Lee in "Taste the Blood of Dracula"
Christopher Lee in "Taste the Blood of Dracula"

Christopher Lee Halloween! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing the R-rated "Taste the Blood of Dracula," which may be "the last creditable 'Dracula' sequel."

Probably the last creditable Dracula sequel and one of the better Hammer productions of the period, despite the fact that the vampire Count himself was a late addition to the mix. Ralph Bates as the fiendish Lord Courtley was intended to take over the reins from Christopher Lee as the continuing menace but the US distributor insisted on Lee returning to star.